A Place of My Own, in which Michale Pollan builds a hut in the woods — deliberately. Huh? This continues my belief that all of Pollan’s books are all parts of the larger Pollan meta-narrative. He starts by discussing the fact that this is his second book and second books are in some ways the hardest. We end with the writing hut which becomes something of a character making cameos in future books, not unlike the actual members of his family. Also, he has not yet hit on his four topic formula — which I quite like.
I really like that these first two books are staged on his property and are directly tied to his family and their home. Additionally, I admire how he uses this intimate and domestic setting to explore the larger issues of gardening and architecture.